Document ReferencePl F7
TitlePapers relating to Lord Richard Cavendish's trusts and to the purchase and sale of Thomas Brand's Nottinghamshire estates by the 3rd Duke of Portland; 1616-1820
Extent787 items
Content DescriptionFor more detailed descriptions see sections Pl F7/1-9 below.

This material is largely that which can be identified as belonging in 'Box 40' in the list of the Duke of Portland's papers compiled in 1817 (see Pl L8/2/8 below).

The Duke of Portland acquired estates from his distant cousin Thomas Brand the younger, one of the heirs of the Pierreponts, Dukes of Kingston, in the 1770s but (as the evidence here and in section Pl F5 shows) was unable to pay for them. One of those who then purchased these properties from the Duke was his brother-in-law, Lord Richard Cavendish, whose other purchases of estates in Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and environs are also recorded here.

Lord Richard died prematurely in Naples. Under the trusts of his will his principal beneficiaries were his sister, the Duchess of Portland, and her children. Lord Richard's trustees advanced money on mortgage to the 3rd Duke of Portland (bringing about a small overlap of material listed here and at Pl F5), and the Duke ultimately bought a small portion of Lord Richard's estates when they were sold off by the trustees in the 1800s.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA32757Brand; Thomas (1749-1794); Mr; grandson of the 1st Duke of Kingston1749-1794
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
NA32278Cavendish; Richard (1752-1781); Lord; 2nd son of 4th Duke of Devonshire; M.P. Lancaster 1773-80; Derbyshire 1780-811752-1781
NA1080Bentinck; Dorothy (1750-1794); Duchess of Portland; née Cavendish; dau. of 4th Duke of Devonshire; m 3rd Duke of Portland 17661750-1794
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